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Jason Handford has a real gift for writing letters that get results-from complaints to love letters to editorials. Then he's offered a job to do it for a living. It consumes his time, his mind, and eventually, his soul. Jason really should have stuck with freelance.

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Overview

Jason Handford has a real gift for writing letters that get results-from complaints to love letters to editorials. Then he's offered a job to do it for a living. It consumes his time, his mind, and eventually, his soul. Jason really should have stuck with freelance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451216779
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/4/2005
  • Series: Signet Novel Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.11 (d)

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

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    Another Tale of Insanity

    I am a huge fan of Bentley Little & am happy to have found some of his out of print books. "Dispatch" (being one of them) was wrtitten well; in Little's style, and has some kajor creepiness to it at the end. The beginning showed where Jason's letter writing began, and I really enjoyed reading about that part of his life, and how letter writing took over him. The only part I didnt enjoy is the end because it was so open-ended to Jason's relationship with Vicki... It would have been better if he wrote out more of that rather than dragged the end out.

    If your a fan of Little, get a hold of this book; it wont disappoint!

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  • Posted December 31, 2008

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    Dark Characters and Anti-heroes

    I found Bentley Little¿s, Dispatch, to be well written and entertaining. However, the first half of the book seemed a bit slow to me. In fact, I put the book down several times ¿ because of the slow tempo and some problems I had with Jason Hanford, the hero of the story ¿ only to come back and try it again later. To Little¿s credit, the book does pick up in the second half and really gets revved up for the last quarter, redeeming both the storyline and the protagonist. <BR/><BR/>Let me explain my comments about the protagonist. I guess I¿m a little old fashioned, but I like to root for the hero of a story. With Jason Hanford, a person with an unusually persuasive style of writing letters, I found this nearly impossible to do. For the first half of the book and part of the second, Jason exhibits absolutely no redeemable qualities. He uses his friends, hates his family, destroys lives and even kills people, all with no remorse. He even states this several times throughout the book. In the end, he does somewhat redeem himself, and it was for hoping that this would happen that I continued to read. But I did continue to read the book, and that says a lot about Bentley Little¿s writing abilities. If you like dark characters and anti-heroes, you¿ll like Dispatch.<BR/><BR/>¿ Bob Avey, author of the Detective Elliot series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2006

    Wow!!

    There hasn't been a lot of 'literary horror' lately, horror that can be analyzed and effectively uses symbols and metaphor to create a unified work of art with subtext and supertext. Little is single-handedly keeping that literary form alive, and DISPATCH offers an amazingly complex take on the importance of the written word throughout history. A great writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2006

    Brilliant

    Little is a master of showing the horrors of everyday life and holding a satirical mirror up to society, and in DISPATCH, he rewrites the last half of the 20th century. Thought-provoking and chilling, the novel showcases the power of the written word and addresses the corrupting influence of power. The ending is both touching and telling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2006

    out their

    The book was very easy to read but it just didn't offer the reader a link to sanity. I would have liked it a little more without bringing up dead presidents. I just couldn't think of ronald as a serious letter writer. At the end I was left wondering what exactly had I just read. Was it about insanity?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2006

    Terrible!

    I love Bentley Little, but this was an awful book! Unlike his other books, this one is not at all scary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2005

    Not all that Great

    This book is very boring in the beginning. I am still struggling with this book. Mr. Little is one of my favorite authors, but this book was bad. If you can, borrow from the library. Do not waste your money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2005

    Brutal Bentley

    This book was nothing like Little's other books. Most of his stuff is fun to read and this one was far from it. I could never imagine it to be this bad. Hopefully this isn't a sign for things to come with him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2005

    VERY DISSAPOINTING

    I think that Bentley Little should refund the cost of this book to everyone who purchased it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2005

    I love Bentley, but this book stinks

    I'll give it two stars only because Little is one of my favorite authors. I've read all his books and have never been more disappointed then I was after finishing this book. All the same I look forward to his next book, hopefully some time mid 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2005

    The worst book I've ever read by Little

    This book is horrible. He must have been on drugs when he wrote this book! It is very hard to follow, it's one of those books you could put down and never go back to, never wondering what the end was like. I've read some of his other work and like it all except this one. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

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